$28.8M nursery school for Schoonord, La Parfait Harmonie
DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 16, 2018
Two of the fast-growing housing schemes on the West Bank of Demerara, Schoonord and La Parfait Harmony, will now benefit from easy access to nursery education with the construction of a $28.8M nursery school.
Since the two communities are adjacent to each other, the school, which is built in Schoonord, can easily be accessed by residents in La Parfait Harmonie.
Built to the tune of $28.8M and features seven classrooms, the school, which caters for over 100 students within its catchment area, has seven classrooms, a sizable kitchen, modernised sickbay, a spacious staff room among other necessary rooms.
The contract was awarded to KP Engineering and signed at the Ministry of Communities back in June of this year. Regional Executive Officer, Denis Jaikaran noted that through consultation the building of the school was envisioned.
“We held consultative sessions across this entire Region and found that this project was most important for the people of Schoonord and La Parfait Harmonie and more so it is in keeping with government’s policy of providing resources to our communities for an improved society through Education,” said Jaikaran.
He further noted that over 5,000 residents live in the communities and will receive direct benefit from the school when it begins to function.
Regional Education Officer, Annesta Douglas when asked about the opening of the school noted that preparatory works are currently ongoing which includes auxiliary and administrative staffing and provision of other necessary resources. She hinted that a January startup is envisaged.
Kuntie Ghir, a grandmother of two newborn babies who lives in the area spoke with the Department of Public Information (DPI) on the recent development.
“I am very happy. To be honest, I was wondering about the schooling for my grands because both their parents work in Georgetown but now, I know the school will be right here so I myself will take them and bring them back from school. And you know I don’t have to worry about heavy traffic. I am very happy about what the government has done for us here in this community,” said Ghir.
Story and Image: Ganesh Mahipaul.